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    Sky and Kubuntu Linux wireless

    This is a discussion on Sky and Kubuntu Linux wireless within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have a Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop dual boot with XP Pro and Kubuntu Dapper Drake. Wireless works perfectly in ...

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      Sky and Kubuntu Linux wireless

      I have a Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop dual boot with XP Pro and Kubuntu Dapper Drake. Wireless works perfectly in XP using WPA-CSK, which is the default setting on the router. Kubuntu connects perfectly when using the ethernet cable but does not have a configuration utility for WPA, only WEP. The router is the new Sagem and in the router settings there is the option to change from WPA to WEP. Has anybody done this as I know it is not as secure and if I do it, can I just change back to WPA without any problems?

      Any advice gratefully recieved.


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      Re: Sky and Kubuntu Linux wireless

      You can change back with no problem. If you are using WEP, also using MAC filtering will make it a bit more secure. To be honest I think the wireless security thing may be a bit overdone. I don't really think there are many people going round trying to hack into secured networks, there are enough unsecured ones to keep everyone happy. Just because it can be done, does not mean that lots of people are doing it.

      Here is a bit on WPA and Linux which you might not have seen.

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

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